The Assassini

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Bantam Books, 1991 - Fiction - 672 pages
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It is 1982. In the Vatican, priestly vultures gather around the dying Pope, whispering the names of possible successors. In a forgotten monastery on Ireland's gale-swept coast, a dangerous document is hidden, waiting to be claimed. And in a family chapel in Princeton, New Jersey, a nun is murdered at her prayers. Sister Valentine was an outspoken activist, a thorn in the Church's side. When her brother, lawyer Ben Driskill, realizes the Church will never investigate her death, he sets out to find the murderer himself--and uncovers an explosive secret. "The Assassini." An age-old brotherhood of killers. Once they were hired by princes of the Church to protect it in dangerous times. But whose orders do they now obey?

"The Assassini" marks the triumphant retum of a master at the peak of his powers--the first novel in more than a decade from the acclaimed author of "The Wind Chill Factor."

"A classic thriller."-- "Publishers Weekly."

"Adds new meaning to the word riveting."-- "Atlanta Journal And Constitution."

"Masterfully plotted and brilliantly told, "The Assasini's" suspense is unrelenting and its satisfaction is guaranteed."--Ross Thomas author of "The Fourth Durango"

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User Review  - TinyDancer11 - LibraryThing

If it hadn't dragged on for quite so long, it would have been a much more enjoyable read. The premise was a very good one, I just feel that there were several parts that could have been left out entirely and still had the same, if not a better, effect. Read full review

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User Review  - corgidog2 - LibraryThing

Intrigue in the Roman Catholic church regarding the election of a new pope, affiliation with the Nazis in WWII and paid official assassins for the church. Readable but frustrating at times. Read full review


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